Bankruptcy and Family Law Legislation Amendment Bill 2005

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  • Bankruptcy and Family Law Legislation Amendment Bill 2004
Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends the:
Bankruptcy Act 1966
and
Family Law Act 1975
to clarify the interaction between family law and bankruptcy, particularly in relation to the rights of the non-bankrupt spouse and the interests of creditors; and
Bankruptcy Act 1966
to: establish a supervised account regime for the collection by a bankruptcy trustee of a bankrupt’s assessed income contributions; and prevent the use of financial and maintenance agreements to defeat the claims of creditors.

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Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17 Nov 2004
Second reading moved 17 Nov 2004
Second reading debate 29 Nov 2004
Second reading agreed to 09 Feb 2005
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Government and 1 Opposition agreed to
09 Feb 2005
Third reading agreed to 09 Feb 2005
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10 Feb 2005
Second reading moved 17 Feb 2005
Second reading agreed to 17 Feb 2005
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
17 Feb 2005
Third reading agreed to 17 Feb 2005
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message
  • Details: Senate agreed to House amendment
09 Mar 2005
Assent
  • Act no.: 20
  • Year: 2005
18 Mar 2005

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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